In June the Municipal League conducted its annual review of candidates for local office in King County. This years committee’s rated nearly 50 candidates running for local office.
The Municipal League of King County is a volunteer-driven, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that has been working toward better government in King County for 105+ years. The League’s mission is to promote government that is open, effective and accountable, and to improve the caliber of public officials and the quality of public decisions.
The Municipal League’s Candidate Evaluation ratings attempt to answer a fundamental question facing voters: How well could a candidate do the job?
About the Ratings
The ratings are not endorsements. They assess each candidate’s potential to be effective in office and ability to serve the community.
Outstanding – Has made numerous outstanding contributions requiring skills related to the office, is a path-finding and respected leader, brings knowledge and creativity to issues facing the office.
Very Good – Makes significant contributions, is a skilled builder of consensus, inspires confidence in the way he/she would serve, is thorough and attentive to issues.
Good – Has been active and effective in many roles, is capable of moving people to productive action, has strong record of participation in problem solving, shows satisfactory commitment to tackling issues.
Adequate – Has a record of participation and interest, is effective on specific issues, has provoked questions about suitability as an office holder, will need significant time/energy to fill gaps in knowledge.
Not Qualified – Doesn’t appear engaged, has a record that casts doubt on ability to be productive, hasn’t demonstrated ability to deal with responsibilities of office, has narrow focus, inflexible attitude or is otherwise troubling.